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Bloggings: July 18, 2008

by Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group

Editor's note: Here are the latest entries from Hammond Law Group's blog

July 11, 2008

Back from Holiday - The Beat Goes On

Two HLG attorneys ventured out to Las Vegas to watch the World Series of Poker, stemming the blog postings. We’re back and have some good news to report.

First, Rep. Wexler, our bill’s co-sponsor appeared on The Colbert Report two weeks ago. While he didn’t talk HR 5924, it was an amusing interview.

Second, the progress on HR 5924 is impressive. We’re up to 17 co-sponsors:

Rep. Wexler, Robert [FL-19] – introduced legislation

Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] - 4/29/2008

Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 5/14/2008

Rep Putnam, Adam H. [FL-12] - 5/14/2008

Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 5/22/2008

Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] - 5/22/2008

Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 6/3/2008

Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 6/3/2008

Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 6/3/2008

Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 6/3/2008

Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 6/4/2008

Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] - 7/8/2008

Rep Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. [NY-29] - 7/8/2008

Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] - 7/8/2008

Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 7/10/2008

Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] - 7/10/2008

Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 7/10/2008

Third, we are waiting for the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee to schedule a markup for HR 5924. The Subcommittee has yet to release markup dates for any pending visa-related bills. We remain in close contact with Subcommittee staff on both sides of the aisle. Finally if you are interested in joining the cause, we are aggressively seeking more members. Please email Chris Musillo or Cindy Unkenholt.